HOLDS CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR HEALTH CARE VOTE
June 25, 2017
JUNE 26, 2017
SAN DIEGO – This week, San Diegans join the nation in anticipation of a potentially catastrophic vote in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The Better Care Reconciliation Act would transfer health care funding for millions of low- and moderate-income citizens to the wealthiest Americans in the form of massive tax cuts. If this GOP-sponsored legislation passes, millions of Americans will lose health care. In San Diego County, more than 366,000 people now insured under the Affordable Care Act, and more than 900,000 now insured through Medi-Cal, are at risk.
Here are the San Diego County Indivisible events for the week of June 26, 2017.
MONDAY JUNE 26
6:30 – 8 PM
Escondido Political Overview
North Inland Live Well Center, Conference Room B
649 West Mission Ave Escondido 92025
Escondido Indivisible and Escondido Chamber of Citizens present a discussion on the city’s political history and how to improve justice, fairness and sustainability in Escondido politics and government. Speakers include former mayor Jerry Harmon and Council Watchdog Margaret Liles.
TUESDAY JUNE 27
10 – 11
“Our Dreams for America” Rally
1800 Thibodo Road Vista 92081
Citizens will rally outside the district office of Rep. Darrell Issa (CA-49) on the congressional Republicans’ health care bill. Special guest speakers will address concerns with Issa’s donors. Constituents will create and send videos to Rep. Issa on their dreams for universal health care, immigration rights, clean water and air, and other concerns.
Emergency Health Care Meeting with Feinstein Staff
880 Front Street San Diego 92101
Indivisible leaders will hear how Sen. Dianne Feinstein is working to oppose the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act and will provide citizen-drafted amendments to help slow the bill’s passage. Constituents will also share personal impact stories of the Affordable Health Care Act and the potential harm of the Republican plans.
Following the Feinstein meeting, Indivisible members will also deliver a packet of potential amendments to the office of Sen. Kamala Harris to assist in this week’s debate.
7 – 8:30 PM
“Save the ACA” Die-In and Candlelight Vigil
First Unitarian Universalist Church (across from UCSD Medical Center, Hillcrest)
4190 Front Street San Diego 92103
Two days before the U.S. Senate’s historic vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act, citizens will gather together to stage a die-in, offer testimonials, sing and pray for the Senate to find wisdom and mercy. Scheduled speakers include Nora Vargas, Vice President, Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest, Reverend Madison Shockley, Pilgrim United Church of Christ and a congressional staffer with a message from Rep. Scott Peters. After the program at the church, participants will make a procession with candles to the grounds of the hospital, where clergy will offer prayers for the sick and suffering.
THURSDAY JUNE 29
5 – 6
Darrell Issa Street Corner Protest
1424 Encinitas Boulevard Encinitas 92024 (at El Camino Real, NE corner)
Indivisible group Encinitas Unity protests Rep. Darrell Issa on the day of the expected U.S. Senate vote on health care legislation.
FRIDAY JUNE 30
7:45 PM (sunset)
Impeach Trump Overpass Light Brigade
Balboa Avenue overpass above the 805, at Exit 21
Indivisible members will join this preview of Sunday’s Impeach Trump March by holding banners and lighted signs for passing traffic.
SUNDAY JULY 2
11 – 2
Impeach Trump March
San Diego County Administration Center 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego 92101
Indivisible groups across the San Diego region will participate in this national event. Indivisible San Diego Central will carry a 33’ long American flag sewn by a proud immigrant who once worked in a sweatshop.
11 – 12
North County Impeach Trump Rally
Westfield North County Mall, 202 Via Rancho Parkway @ Westfield Way, Escondido
Flip CA 50th sponsors a rally in support of the impeachment of Donald Trump.